Workshop: Climate Science and Public Interests
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institute of Philosophy (Im Moore 21)
Central empirical findings of climate science are beyond reasonable doubt and many climate change impacts are increasingly being observed. Yet, significant proportions of the general public in many countries still resist accepting these findings, or appear to be unaware of their existence. The diagnosis from science studies is that this situation pertains to at least three kinds of problems: the complexity of the issue, a strategic manufacture of doubt, and climate information that is incompatible with decision-making processes. However, it is largely unclear how scientists should behave given the situation. The workshop addresses the questions how they should react to the spread of misinformation, handle dissent, and make scientific information more readily available and usable.
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